If you need yet another reason to look forward to summer, look no further! This June will mark the debut of a weekly Wednesday evening Nokomis Farmers Market, to take place just south of the Field Regina Northrop neighborhoods. After piloting a market at 52nd and Chicago three times during summer 2014, the Neighborhood Roots organization is pleased to be expanding the market to a 16-week season in 2015. Located at the same location – the parking lot of First Evangelical Free Church – the market will run from June 17th to September 30th. Hours will be from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. in June – August, with a 7 P.M. close during the month of September.
Whether you’re on your way home from work or on your way to sports practice, the market will serve as a community space to grab ingredients for dinner, stock up on locally grown produce for the week, or even enjoy a meal there. Vendors will be a mix of farms and businesses from Neighborhood Roots’ Fulton and Kingfield Farmers Markets along with new and emerging vendors with produce, canned and baked goods, prepared foods, crafts, and more. The market will accept SNAP EBT, and have music and activities on a weekly basis as well.
In order to make the market a success for both the community and the vendors that will be participating, we’ll need your help! Spread the word about the market; tell your neighbors, make plans to meet up with them there, and stay tuned for more updates at Facebook.com/NokomisMarket or on Twitter at @NokomisMarket. Better yet, lend a hand! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about how you can help with market set up or tear down, special activities, and more! And if you’re a nearby business owner who’s interested in supporting the market, email: email@example.com to find out more about business sponsorships and promotional opportunities.